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Forum: DIY Camping Equipment

DIY Camping Equipment. Not specific to any type. Self made product discussion and idea sharing should be done here.

  1. Dual Battery Set Up

    I put together a portable dual battery setup in my van early this summer and thought some campers may be interested in what I did and how I did it. I designed a rough sketch of what I wanted and my buddy "Engineer Dan" took the idea and ran with it. I pretty much stole the idea from the...

    Started by markkee, 08-23-2015 10:03 AM
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  2. Chuck Box and portable pantry Homade

    Hi All, I built this about 2 years ago, but just now getting around to some pics of The Boxes in action. We've used them several times and Man they Rock!! The chuck box is pretty heavy, because we carry everything known to man, but we camp with a minimum of 4 and a max of about 14 so I've always...

    Started by Dice, 05-15-2015 06:29 AM
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  3. Tinder Kit Items

    What kind of things do you keep in your tinder kits. I have magnesium fire starter, matches, a magnafying-glass , dried and shreded corn husks and (as gross as it may sound) a tampon, (ive read in magazines that the fibers from this device are flamable). I keep it all in a watertight box that I...

    Started by Awtted, 12-14-2011 02:54 PM
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    08-25-2015 10:36 PM Go to last post
  4. DIY sprayer/camp shower (pic heavy)

    Well, I have heard about the weed sprayer camp shower, and I finally got around for building one. Lucky for Camping Forum members, I took detailed pictures and notes. I just tested this shower out tonight, at the house. It kicked butt!!!! I am 6'2" 240 pounds. One key feature is that I am...

    Started by 05Kingquad700, 07-15-2012 08:49 PM
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  5. Benza Double Burner/Large Tank Propane/BZ-273GOLD

    HI There, I have a general question regarding portable double burners, and I can't seem to find the right information in the internet. I'm hoping everyone here with experience in camping and using gas burners can help me out. What I have is a double burner stove that I want to use on a large...

    Started by Questionz, 08-16-2015 10:50 AM
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    08-16-2015 09:18 PM Go to last post
  6. Bucket light

    I finally got around to making my bucket light last weekend. I had my own design with materials I had been hanging on to for a while. I was only able to find one YOUTUBE video on it and this web site http://campingbucketlights.com/ Mine is different from both of these but the same concept....

    Started by CMPR1966, 08-11-2014 11:30 AM
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  7. Custom or Self Made Sleeping Bag

    My quest for the perfect sleeping bag continues. At 6'3" most of the bags get eliminated right away. I also don't like mummy bags which removes another big chunk of options. Being cheap doesn't help either but I am squaring myself with the fact that I might have to drop some coin on a sleeping...

    Started by James., 09-19-2014 11:39 AM
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    07-30-2015 08:21 PM Go to last post
  8. Coleman stove 2

    I need help now in figuring this out. The left burner on my beloved Coleman stove is acting up - It just flames up like a regular fire. I took the entire stove apart, cleaned it, checked the burner layer by layer, could see nothing wrong. It apparently is getting gas or there would be no fire. ...

    Started by noelectricplease, 03-14-2014 02:23 PM
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    07-06-2015 01:27 PM Go to last post
  9. Favorite Childhood Foods That No Longer Exist

    Thought I'd move us away from shooting things...:he: What are your favorite foods from childhood that no longer exist? Mine are: Schilling Taco Casserole mix - this was great stuff, just add your own hamburger. My mom made it for every evening potluck we went to (potato salad was the...

    Started by toedtoes, 08-09-2014 11:55 AM
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  10. 3 Hinge camp stove - homemade

    It's been a while since I shared something, but I couldn't help myself with this "oldie but a goodie". Here's a really cool way to make a portable camp stove out of hinges. I remember seeing this old trick years and years ago. Worth sharing for sure! Hopefully the following link will work. It's...

    Started by captain belly, 04-15-2015 02:54 PM
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    04-17-2015 08:32 AM Go to last post
  11. Lightbulb my truck camper project

    new member with a slow budget build camper. -98 ram 1500 v8 auto 8 ft bed with tranny problems....$500 -parts to repair the tranny....$200 -2-8d batteries....free -2- 20 watt solar panels with regulators....free -battery clamps ....$15 -jumper cables $15 -1 onboard Charles charger....free...

    Started by igotit, 02-03-2014 02:07 PM
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    03-22-2015 10:48 AM Go to last post
  12. DIY Cot Tent

    Hey everyone, I have a BIG cot that I picked up for deer camp or weekend trips to a friend's cabin when all the beds might be taken. I was surfing the web the other day and stumbled across this product: Teton "Quick Tent" Cot Tent This tent is marketed as something which is supposed to go...

    Started by Cog1, 02-07-2015 07:47 PM
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  13. My DIY projects

    My camping partner and I have decided to start posting some videos on Youtube to share some of our own ideas, as well as some methods/techniques we have discovered that dont seem to appear on other youtube channels, etc. We will be doing our best to only post videos that contain...

    Started by FlintonSteele, 01-25-2015 09:09 PM
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  14. DIY tent footprint?

    I just bought a Eureka Spitfire tent, and they want almost $50 for a custom footprint for it. I am thinking I can make one WAY cheaper. Theirs is made of nylon taffeta with I guess rubber or plastic backing. I am thinking I could make one out of a similar material and just spray some kind of...

    Started by Shadow, 02-04-2012 08:04 AM
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  15. The accidental hammocks

    Hey guys, my stepdaughter-to-be had a trampoline and it had a safety net; she stopped using it and we were going to throw the safety net away. Instead, I've used it with paracord to make two regular hammocks, one giant, family-sized hammock and I'm using the last of it to make a hammock chair. ...

    Started by PARAking, 02-27-2014 07:16 PM
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    11-08-2014 01:26 AM Go to last post
  16. DIY trangia windscreen / potstand

    I want to make a simple aluminum tube type windscreen / pot stand... looking for something that is the right size ring to JB weld or rivet part way up the tube so my Trangia burner can be up from the ground (where it is cold sometimes, and apt to catch fire others). I have been wandering the isles...

    Started by Sparkytxn, 01-31-2012 07:57 PM
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  17. Hanging Kitchen Organizer from a closet shoe hanger

    I had seen a few versions of these kitchen organizers on the net, then remembered we had an old shoe organizer hanging in the back of one of our closets. I finally found it and once I noticed it was a horizontal configuration and not the vertical ones I had seen, I wondered if it would still work....

    Started by Shortpants, 06-23-2014 09:03 AM
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    10-02-2014 11:32 AM Go to last post
  18. Some ideas for my Trail Cart?

    Last week someone was nice enough to leave one of those shortened grocery carts on my property. I went to return it to the store it came from, and was told old carts are discarded and are mostly grabbed out of dumpsters by the homeless. In short they didn't want it back. So now I have a grocery...

    Started by KYPrepper, 01-14-2014 10:23 AM
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    07-02-2014 09:17 PM Go to last post
  19. diy teardrop power converter

    I am building my second teardrop and this time I want to add power. I tore apart an older 5th wheel and we had a 25 amp power converter we want to use on this teardrop. I know it may be an overkill but its free. Question: how would I hook it up? I want to have a small microwave (which I pulled out...

    Started by alisa1965, 06-03-2014 07:46 PM
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  20. Refill reuse

    I hate throwing away resources to me throwing away 1lb propane bottles annoys me. its perfectly reusable. you can buy a refill adapter at some hardware stores or online such as this. http://tinyurl.com/kev4my6 Not to mention the savings 20lb of propane is 14.89 you can fill 20 bottles. A two...

    Started by gr8brew, 05-03-2014 12:37 PM
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    05-26-2014 08:39 AM Go to last post

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